darry wrote on 2022-02-23, 04:53:
The Serpent Rider wrote on 2022-02-22, 20:40:
I guess you can check it in store, if it's possible. […]
Curious, how would anyone even be able to check?
I guess you can check it in store, if it's possible.
if it's a 60hz panel than it's most likely doing it through frame skip.
Not necessarily, because new panels usually have better electronics and some will output at least 75 Hz. But there's no guarantee that it always would, because it's not listed as main feature, only that it can receive that signal from video card. Some can happily "accept" 85 Hz signal or even 100 Hz.
There are monitors (usually marketed to gamers) that are advertised as supporting >60Hz refresh rates officially and should support displaying those without frameskip (as they would otherwise present no advantage to modern gamers ).
Even some rather pedestrian monitors such as my Philips 252B9 support 75Hz ( personally tested as being without frameskip ) officially and 70Hz unofficially ( also personally tested as being without frameskip ). This was tested over HDMI input on the monitor as fed through an OSSC (HDMI over 70Hz and 60Hz), a Geforce FX 5900 (DVI at 70Hz and 60Hz) and a Geforce GTX750TI (DVI or HDMI at 60Hz, 70Hz and 75Hz) .
The concern I have though, you've tested the 70hz/75hz as having unofficial or official support on the Geforce line of cards through HMDI, but I'm hooking my 386 up through VGA using the Cirrus Logix 5429 ISA 1MB card. I use the system for Dos text stuff, BBS's, all the Sierra Online classics. With my Pentium 166MMX system, it has a 2MB S3 Trio64 PCI card and I mainly use this system for all the newer (1995+) full motion video games; Black Dahlia, Tex Murphy games, Gabriel Knight, etc. So it does help to know that model of monitor you have supports those refresh rates, but what would I experience over VGA without the OCCS, in Dos text, Dos games, and FMV games? I think the further away we get from VGA on newer monitors, high refresh rates, and big screens, support for those old IBM/Dos modes are going to be dropped, and so that's really why I'd like to grab a 24+ " monitor that fits all the bills. As I posted yesterday AOC makes a really nice 27" 4K with DOS and IBM modes but no VGA so I'd need a converted.
The issue with the OCCS is that I'm in Canada, and so the cost of $120-140 Euro's is well over $200+ Canadian $, plus I'm looking at shipping cost, plus taxes/duties that I will 100% be charged, so I could easily be looking at over $300 before it's in my hands. And so buying a really decent monitor plus the OCCS, I could be into the $600-700 territory. That's why I'm trying to find a monitor that will check "most" of the boxes for me without having to purchase the OCCS. VGA, IPS/VA Panel, HDMI (for work), 24-32", and preferably high res, and 16:10.
If I could get the OCCS for $100 than okay sure... but if I'm looking at over $300 Canadian $ before it's in my hands, that's a little too much just to have a proper non distorted aspect ratio. I would rather put that money towards a nice monitor.